Detail 1895

Our office back in 1895. Top floor in the centre is where you will find us. Things actually haven’t changed that much since then — fewer trees and not so many Friars… This is taken from an archive of imagery curated by our neighbours the Capuchin Community. More details can be found here: Capuchin Archives Ireland

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Paris v New York

When Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, we dropped in frequently to see his witty graphic comparisons. The collection is being published later this month by penguin books. See the complete collection here:

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Christmas Tree

Christmas Greetings. All of us at Detail. Design Studio wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Heres to a great 2012.
As ever, this year we are supporting the work of The Tree Council of Ireland.

*yes paul took a pic of the tree in our car park every day in 2011 #dedication

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National Geographic Live

Appshaker recently launched a unique way for people to interact with the amazing world of National Geographic Channel’s content from around the globe. Appshaker

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Surface Tension

We have completed some large scale information graphics for Science Gallery’s latest show Surface Tension… “The future of water is the subject of tension. Water is both disposable and sacred, a muse for artists and a necessity for life – a source of healing and of conflict. The earth has abundant water, but only a very small proportion is available for human use. How should this be managed and sustained, and what would a water-scarce future look like?” Its a great show with lots of food for thought: Surface Tension

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RIP Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs

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Homely Signage System

Tina Stäheli-Shinohara a Swiss-Japanese Visual Designer, designed this signage system for a home for the elderly in Hottingen, Zurich, in collaboration with Aline Dallo, Tina Stäheli and Kathrin Urban. It beautifully adds a decorative feel to functional wayfinding. You can see the full project HERE

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Exquisite Detail

Two photographers we spotted recently—vivid imagery with exquisite detail.

Matthias Heideric

Gaëtan Rossier

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Simplicity in finance

Summary motion graphics for the SNS Reaal Annual Report 2010. Clever use of live action simplifies the most important data from the elaborate online annual report, in a accessible way. Are Dutch banks the only financial institutions with some personality?

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HTC Support their Tour de France team in an entirely appropriate way.

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